Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
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  1. Ivy the Kiwi is the perfect example of the type of enjoyable and refreshing gaming experience that can be created when a developer isn't afraid to try something a little different.
  2. Mar 4, 2011
    Ivy the Kiwi? isn't the perfect game, but it breaks the mould by being different, and bringing with it some of the gaming styles that haven't been seen since the launch of the DS console.
  3. Dec 23, 2010
    Ivy the Kiwi? is a charming puzzle platformer that makes intuitive use of the DS's capabilities. It's one of the better 'pure' DS platformers to come out in a long time.
  4. 80
    I really enjoyed my brief time with Ivy: it's a well-made game with broad appeal (unless you're a person who refuses to play anything that doesn't have bullets in it).
  5. Ivy the Kiwi? may be simple in its design, but it's an engrossing title.
  6. 75
    So long as you don't mind guiding a hapless bird to the exit a couple hundred times, Ivy the Kiwi? is a gorgeous tale with a whole lotta heart.
  7. 75
    Ivy the Kiwi is definitely worth buying, though which version really depends on what type of gamer you are. I prefer the DS version because I like playing a few levels at a time when I'm out and about.

Awards & Rankings

#43 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Sep 5, 2012
    This game will probably be overlooked far too much. I got it on a whim and have fallen in love with it. it has more charm and class than mostThis game will probably be overlooked far too much. I got it on a whim and have fallen in love with it. it has more charm and class than most games I've seen on any platform. Granted , the game mechanics are simplistic with only two moves needed to learn in the tutorial and those you already know. Think Mario VS Donkey Kong; March of the Minis, except use a Kiwi Bird instead of Mario and use vines (which you draw) for the transport method or direction. The levels can get complicated later on, however there are few obstacles to overcome, the game is about helping the Kiwi called Ivy find her mother... I know it sounds effeminate (girly) and the music is something very charming and straight out of a fairy tale (relaxing) You guide 'Ivy, the which by creating vines, much like in the latest Kirby game. You must direct the vies to avoid the spikes, holes and chicanes to get her to the pedestal. You can launch her with super speed by using the vines like a slingshot. I know I'm not doing this game justice, but do yourself a favor, for the price, the game is charming and very fun. get it. It hasbeen said that simplicity is the true hallmark of genius, if that's true, this game is pure genius, making much fun out of a very simple dynamic and goal. Full Review »